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June 29, 2016

Viktor Frankl’s book will be made into a movie

Filed under: Holocaust, movies — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:30 am
Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl was a famous Holocaust survivor; he wrote a best selling memoir entitled Man’s Search for Meaning.

You can read a news article about him at https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/06/28/viktor-frankls-best-selling-holocaust-memoir-mans-search-for-meaning-to-be-made-into-movie/

The following quote is from the news article:

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Born in Vienna in 1905, Frankl was an inmate in four concentration camps between 1942 and 1945, while his parents, brother and pregnant wife were all killed. His memoir, which was published in 1946 and written in nine days, is based on his suffering and that of the patients he subsequently treated. By the time of his death in 1997, Man’s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in 24 languages.

In the book, Frankl argues that “we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward.” It revealed his method, called “logotherapy,” based on finding meaning in life.

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I previously blogged about Victor Frankl at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/the-story-of-viktor-frankl-a-famous-holocaust-survivor/

The following quote is from my previous blog post, cited above:

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But to get back to Viktor Frankl, here is the short version of his experience in the Nazi camps:  He was first sent to the Theresienstadt Ghetto, which was the camp for the prominent Jews.  From there, he was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau.  Holocaust experts will tell you that the only reason that Jews were sent, from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz, was to kill them.  But after only three or four days at Auschwitz-Birkenau, he was sent to the Dachau main camp.  From there, he was sent to the Kaufering III sub-camp where he worked as a doctor, treating prisoners who had typhus.

Frankl was not registered at Auschwitz-Birkenau, which according to the Holocaust experts, means that he was gassed.  Then he was sent to the Dachau main camp, where he was again not registered before being sent on to the Kaufering III sub-camp.

According to Wikipedia: “In March 1945, he was offered to be moved to the so called rest-camp Türkheim, also affiliated with Dachau. He decided to go to Türkheim, where he worked as a doctor until 27 April 1945, when Frankl was liberated by the Americans.”

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My personal opinion is that Viktor Frankl was never in any camp. I believe that he made up his Holocaust story, but what do I know? Who am I, a lowly goyim, not even human?

 

Save just one Jew and become a saint

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:12 am

Today I am commenting on a news article about a Swedish nun who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/maria-elisabeth-hesselblad-saint_us_5755a93fe4b0eb20fa0e86ba

The following quote is from the news article:

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Pope Francis canonized Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad on Sunday during a Mass at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. The last saint of Swedish origin was Saint Bridget, who was canonized about 625 years ago.

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The portrait of Sweden's Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad (1870-1957), who gave refuge to Jews in her homeland during World War Two, is hung on St. Peter's facade behind other Saint's statues during her beatification ceremony in Vatican April 9. The Pope John Paul II set five people from Asia, Europe and Latin America who devoted their lives to helping the poor and sick on the road to sainthood. VP/FMS

The portrait of Sweden’s Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad (1870-1957), who gave refuge to Jews in her homeland during World War Two, is hung on St. Peter’s facade behind other Saint’s statues during her beatification ceremony in Vatican April 9. The Pope John Paul II set five people from Asia, Europe and Latin America who devoted their lives to helping the poor and sick on the road to sainthood.
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The following quote is also from the news article:

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Hesselblad isn’t the only Catholic saint who is honored for their actions during World War II.  Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan friar, perished in the Auschwitz concentration camp after he was caught sheltering Jewish refugees in his monastery. In 1998, Saint John Paul II canonized Edith Stein, a Catholic convert with Jewish heritage who also lost her life at Auschwitz.

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St. Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad had nothing to do with the Hasselblad camera. Note the difference in spelling.